Emergency Dentistry in Weymouth, MA
Emergencies are always unexpected and unwanted. The good news is, if you should have a dental emergency in Weymouth, MA, you can count on Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry to provide you with the care you need to restore health to your teeth and gums. Whether you’ve experienced a sports injury or simply a bad fall, whether your teeth or gums have been affected, our team can get you treated promptly.
What is a Dental Emergency?
Although issues like a toothache or slightly swollen gums may be uncomfortable, they would not be considered dental emergencies. An emergency is a situation involving an injury to the teeth or gums that results in pain, irritation, and/or bleeding. These include cases such as:
- Knocked-out teeth
- Severe or prolonged toothache
- Injury or bleeding in the soft tissues of the mouth
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Inflammation or pain in the cheeks, face, or mouth
- Swollen and bleeding gums
If you are experiencing any of these issues, it is important to receive treatment as soon as possible. Contact our office at Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry to try to schedule an appointment. If it is not possible for us to see you that day, we may be able to schedule a next-day appointment or refer you to another trusted dental office.
Home Care for Dental Issues
In some cases, it is beneficial to receive prompt treatment, but you can safely delay it if it is inconvenient or not possible to get to your dentist’s office right away. In these cases, there are steps you can take at home to care for the injury to preserve the health of your mouth.
- Toothache: A toothache can be a symptom of a more serious issue, so it is important to get it checked out. In the meantime, you can relieve pain by applying a cold compress to the affected area and taking over-the-counter pain relievers.
- Sore gums: Ensure that there is no food lodged around the affected area, then swish with warm saltwater.
- Broken tooth: Retrieve as many pieces of the broken tooth as possible and preserve them. You can apply a dental cement onto the portion of the tooth that remains in the mouth to prevent sensitivity and relieve pain.
If you have been affected with a dental emergency, you can count on us to provide quality emergency dentistry in Weymouth, MA to restore your oral health.